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Kanye West To Title Next Album ‘Turbo Grafx 16’ Goes On Retro-Gaming Rant

Hip Hop’s most divisive star to name next album after NEC’s beloved console, waxes nostalgic about Neo-Geo and Turbografx

Kanye West

It’s not often the words that come out of Kanye West bring a smile to our faces. After all, the infamously irritable rapper is typically known more for his epic tantrums and limitless braggadocio than his abilities as an artist these days. However, this morning the artist, fresh off the release of his latest album, The Life of Pablo, went on a retro gaming-fueled Twitter rant, revealing some pretty solid taste beneath that perpetual pout.

After announcing his next album will be titled “Turbo Grafx 16”, Kanye began to reflect on his time with Hudson Soft’s superb shoot ’em up that graced NEC’s console. Next up, he waxed nostalgic about his time spent slugging it out against menacing terrorists in SNK’s The Super Spy on the Neo Geo.

 

Who would have guessed that Kanye had such good taste in retro games? We aren’t quite ready to embrace the rapper, but if we see him wandering the CRT-lit corridors of our local arcade we might want to put our quarter up on whatever cabinet he’s playing. Check out the rest of his retro-gaming rant below:

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Frank has been the caffeine-fueled evil overlord of HeyPoorPlayer since 2008. He speaks loudly and carries a big stick to keep the staff of the HPP madhouse in check. A collector of all things that blip and beep, he has an extensive collection of retro consoles and arcade machines crammed into his house. Currently playing: Dodonpachi Dai-Ou-Jou (Arcade), Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (Switch), Neo Turf Masters (Neo Geo)

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